The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

There’s a reason you’ll often see a surprising find from Target, West Elm, or even IKEA in glossy home editorial features. Between its connections to antique stores and high-end favorites, even in-demand interior designers can’t resist the inexpensive appeal of some of our favorite affordable home decor brands. And with many warm weeks ahead to enjoy on the patio, you may be looking for the best summer décor to do some last-minute touch-ups at home and make the most of the season.

To help you narrow down the best affordable finds (sites are home decor gold, but may be overwhelming), we handpicked four designers to share their favorites, because the key to ensuring your cheapest options look luxurious can sometimes require a carefully keen eye.

Explore affordable summer décor discoveries from Los Angeles-based designers:

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Teak Daybed with Target x Cambridge Casual Cushion

“For the minimalist modernist, you can’t go wrong with this sleek line from Target’s outdoor line. They really cared about all the aesthetics of style when designing their outdoor collection. “- Katherine Carter.

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

The elegant IKEA vase

“A simple vase that can elevate a dining table or other area of ​​the house. Certain items, such as furniture, are worth splurging. Vases are an item that you can buy cheaply but they don’t seem like it. I love the vertical linear lines on this vase that would make any flower arrangement stand out. ”- Erin Swift

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Target x Pillowfort Oblong Pom-Pom Cushion
“Honestly, the thing I like the most that Target is doing lately is the recently relaunched Pillowfort collection. It is advertised as for the little ones, but there are some fantastic finds that all ages can put off. I recently used their oblong Pom-Pom Throw Pillow in a gender neutral kids bedroom design and loved the sunny feeling of sophistication it brought to the space. I can see that it looks equally fantastic by adding a summery touch of color and texture to a couple of armchairs or a sofa. As a bonus, children’s items are often priced lower than those marketed for adults, making this a wallet-friendly find! “- Anna Sage

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Small Irregular Shaped Mirror from Zara Home

“We love to have fun with a mirror. We are drawn to the organic nature of this mirror with a minimal frame. You can combine dynamic lighting with this for a high dust moment. “Jenna Rochon

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Castlery Sorrento Outdoor L-Shaped Sectional Sofa

“I love my new Sorrento pieces from Castlery. The cushions are so soft and generous it feels like you’re sitting on a luxurious indoor sofa. “- Claire Thomas

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Threshold x Studio McGee River Heights Square Wood Coffee Table

“I’m always a fan of black, and then you have the unique base design. It’s a piece that can be both subtle and a statement in the room. “- Julie Van Daele

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Outdoor sofa CB2 Bizerte

“This low-profile outdoor sofa is equal parts comfort and elegance. I especially like the details of the pipes with mahogany wood. When looking for items for a home, I believe that each item should be fully functional for its purpose and well designed. “- Erin Swift

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Etsy bamboo pendant lamp

“I love these rattan pendants because summer is about entertaining outdoors. These pendants would add a beautiful ambient light to any dinner party, whether you hang them from a pergola, an olive tree, or wherever! “- Kim Lapin

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Threshold x Studio McGee Crystal Cove Black Glass Cabinet

“When I first saw it, I immediately started to fantasize about how I would decorate this. From the beautiful dishes that you could put here to some of the ceramics that I have collected over the years, or even a dried olive branch. This piece lends itself to a lot of creativity and personal expression while serving as a timeless, clean-lined piece. “- Julie Van Daele

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Hearth & Hand x Magnolia Glass and Metal Candle Lamp

“One of the best parts of summer is the long, warm nights we spend lounging in the backyard. These beautiful candle lanterns are the thing to add to the table when the sun finally begins to set. “- Amber Lewis

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Terracotta Opalhouse and Jungalow Vase with Brown Clay Handle

“You can never have too many glasses and vases! I’m a big fan of adding texture to your entire space, and this terra cotta vase is the perfect way to do it. “- Amber Lewis

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Checkered Linen Kitchen Towels from Etsy

“First of all ladies! I love checkers and a decor item that can double as a napkin, line a bread basket, or double as a tea towel. It’s a win-win situation. “- Kim Lapin

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Round side table CB2 Trill

“Accent tables are a great place to mix and create the combination of highs and lows that we love.” – Jenna Rochon

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Sculptural Geometric Folded Bowl Threshold x Studio McGee

“It’s more than a typical bowl – it’s textured, uniquely designed, and serves multiple purposes. Whether you make it a shelf accessory or a dining table centerpiece, it will be a unique and striking piece that is also affordable. ” Julie Van Daele

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

CB2 Cwyneth Ivory Boucle Chair

“We enjoyed the timeless silhouette and comfort of this piece. When you want to reinvent space, it is an armchair to reupholster “. – Jenna Rochon

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Target x Project 62 Linen Kaufmann Wood Patio Club Chair

“Sorry RH, but we can’t beat this price for the same style! Your guests don’t have to know… ”- Katherine Carter

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Target x Project 62 Long Rectangle Fire Spotlight

Carter also recommends Project 62’s Propane Fire Pit, which pairs perfectly with the brand’s Kaufmann Wood Patio Club Chairs.

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Etsy European Handmade Abstract Crystal Chandelier

“I really love these chandeliers because they are fun, they add interest to indoor and outdoor spaces, and they are definitely a conversation piece. I will get them in all colors for my next dinner! “- Kim Lapin

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

CB2 Smoked Acrylic Console Table

“I am obsessed with this table and I use it often when designing small spaces. The waterfall design is timeless and versatile; you can add a small ottoman underneath without visually taking over. “- Abbe Fenimore

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Target x Project 62 Braniff Round Dining Table

“Target’s version of the classic Tulip table by Eero Saarinen is surprising in any home. A circular table like this with a pedestal base creates an open feeling and eliminates the mess of legs that a typical table has. This is the perfect, affordable way to bring classic design into your home. “- Erin Swift

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Threshold x Studio McGee Thousand Oaks Scalloped Wood Side Table with Drawers

“The scalloped detail reminds me of the magnificent plaster work I’ve been seeing from the ladies of KAMP studies. “- Julie Van Daele

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

CB2 Stature Black Chair

“We love this for the statuesque silhouette and the price. It’s a statement piece and when you’re ready to turn things around, you can reupholster it for a new identity. ” Jenna Rochon

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Shelf floor lamp made of mixed materials Opalhouse and Jungalow

“Summer is all about the outdoors, but you can keep the feeling of summer all year long by bringing the outdoors in with natural and organic elements. I always use natural elements in my décor to make up for anything that doesn’t feel too modern. and cold and I recently added this lamp to my own home. Every time I see it it makes me smile. Not to mention it’s a lamp / table combination, which is great if you’re short on space. ” – Brady Tolbert

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

West Elm Round Metal Framed Mirror

“This mirror is my go-to when we need something affordable, elegant and with many finishing options. We have used this piece on several of our recent projects and it never disappoints. “- Abbe Fenimore

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Target x Threshold’s Vacation Tropical Outdoor Rug, Green

“This outdoor rug from the Threshold collection is very fashionable. I love the pattern and color palette it brings to the outdoors. “- Katherine Carter.

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Threshold x Studio McGee round brown wooden bowl

“I love the texture it would add to any room and that it is a piece that could fit into any design aesthetic.” – Julie Van Daele

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The 26 best summer décor pieces to keep the mood in fall

Target x Project 62 Ellwood Wooden Desk

“I love this desk as a basic piece that can be combined with any type of decoration. This would look lovely surrounded by green plants and in neutral tones with little pops of color. It has a mid-century modern appeal with a more contemporary and affordable approach. “- Erin Swift

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